RP @africax5 - Live free or die” were Solitude’s last words when she was executed for her involvement in the 1802 slave rebellion in #Guadeloupe . Born in slavery in the plantations of Guadeloupe in 1772, Solitude’s father was a French sailor and her mother was an #African woman who was reportedly raped during a voyage on the slave ship. A beautiful woman with a #brownskin and charming eyes which were of different colouration, Solitude was admired by many. When her mother fled the plantation where she was enslaved, Solitude was left all alone with her enslavers.
Solitude was freed in the first abolition of 1794, but after #Napoleon ’s decree, she was classified as a “maroon” and joined a group of freedom fighters. They organized as a small army and fought against the French troops.
Solitude, though a few months pregnant, joined this fight against Richepance’s troops. She was said to be a fierce and fearless warrior who “pushed herself and her belly into the heart of the battles” “From victory to victory, and then from setback to setback, she pushed herself and her womb all the way up into the mountains before the final defeat. Solitude got injured in the explosion and was captured and sentenced to death. But since the child in her womb was to become the property of her slave owner, she was temporarily pardoned and her execution was rescheduled to the day after the birth. She gave birth on November 28, 1802, and on the morning of the following day, the greatest #heroine of the revolution, who was now 30 years, stepped out of jail peacefully while, according to accounts, maternity’s milk slowly stained her nightshirt.
She was then executed with no one knowing the whereabouts of her child.
Martin Luther King Jr., an American clergyman and civil rights leader, was MURDERED at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.
King sought equality and human rights for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged and all victims of injustice through peaceful protest.
MLK Jr.'s words continue to be relevant to today. We still have racist harassing minorities, we still have police murdering unarmed men and women, we still have lack of police accountability, we still have gender inequality, we still lack alot of LGBT rights, and we have an idiot stalling the government over a stupid wall. That wall is a symbol of white supremacy and had nothing to do with immigration.
People forget that MLK was murdered only 51 years ago. Our parents and grandparents lived through the civil Rights era. Segregation was not that long ago and America is NOT a post racist society when we still have racist in office and racist taunting minorities.
Do not come in my comments with any BS. Trump is a racist, Trump supporters are too. You can't be a Trump supporter and try to quote MLK. No opinion is valid if it's rooted in the oppression of another.
In 2015 I took the fam to Lorraine Motel in Memphis. As soon as we pulled in the parking I felt a warm spiritual like sensation come over my body. It was weird but I knew why I felt it. I was glad I got to share this experience with the kids. We all learned a lot n walked away with a different perspective on what we thought happened that day he was assassinated by our government and what our ancestors went through during these trying times. Definitely a place you must go n bring the children, they need to know our truth. #mlk#mlkday#lastofthemo#peace#civilrights#blm#corruption#memphisinmay
I feel so lucky to share my birthday this year with the day honoring a remarkable,brave, revolutionary man, MLK Jr. I hope I continue to be more and more courageous to stand up for what is right as I look up to people who have done so before me, under much harder circumstances. #bethechange#blm
It's a great to be a compassionate leader, but it's a great weakness to be an emotionally unstable one. I could have chosen any day to release my book but I chose MLK day. There are countless attributes I admire about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but his ability to not let his emotions control him in the face of hate is one I desire to master as a leader. If you know body language, you can see King was indignant by this reporter’s inept question. However, instead of yelling, he channeled his anger in order to articulate truth in such a way, that it could only bring conviction. Thank you Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for fearlessly leading in the spirit of power, love and self-control (2 Tim 1:7). #blm
for those of u who do not understand: all lives matter but not all lives are valued the same in our society. thas why we need to STAND UP for black ppl and POC, bc THEIR LIVES MATTER. #blacklivesmatter#blm
The MLK Dinner was well done and a great time as always. Got to have dinner with my students and my lil guy and heard some insightful words from Tracy Martin, father of Trayvon Martin. #IUPUI#50th#BLM#MLK
Happy Martin Luther King Jr Day
Today is a good day to reflect on how you have been helping further the equality of all people, and how you can continue to do so in the future, regardless of where in the world you live. This is an simple as reading a book and continuing the discussion and helping others understand why equality is so important.
The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas, is a very good example of a book aiding the continued discussion of this issue. If you haven’t read it yet I highly recommend you pick it up.
If you happen to be reading this far (lol) then I’d like to know if you’ve read any other books about the African American experience, and if so what are they?
Also, I doubt I’ll get any comments on this but just in case. I went to a BLM march a couple years ago in Seattle, that’s where I got the poster, it’s not just for “aesthetics” or anything like that. I truly do support the movement, and any movement made by minorities to bring attention to how they’re affected by the standard of inequality around the US in particular.